By Harold Feldman
The century during which psychoanalysis developed was a creative interval of transition, when hysterical and ritualistic object relations permitted the great Freudian truths to be articulated. But, according to Harold Feldman, the science of personality, given such a profound impetus by Freud and his colleagues almost a hundred years ago, has receded and faded. The XYZ of Psychoanalysis is a unique examination of the future of psychoanalysis, based on its Freudian past. Feldman proposes that we understand psychoanalysis as an organic link in the history of Freudian thought. His view of the historical context of psychoanalysis, his examination of the dominant occupational hazard, and his understanding of and ability to articulate the fundamentals of the science of the mind move his work beyond the scope of any other treatise on the subject.